Copacabana: Getting a Facelift

By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Copacabana, perhaps the most famous of all of Rio’s beach-side neighborhoods, needs little introduction, but since its hey-day in the 1930s the glamor has been gradually giving way to a grittier reality, and the glitterati have moved on down the beach to Ipanema. However, the neighborhood is undergoing a quiet metamorphosis in anticipation of the Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?